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ebinmaine
18 minutes ago, JCM said:

Would you like a side order of coyotes to go with that, packs of them here too. how about bobcats, bears and an occasional moose ?

I've consulted with my local Forest wildlife professional who you may know as BBT.

 

No thank you on the coyotes. We have plenty. Like extra plenty. The bobcats we'd love to have but they're already here and they're very territorial so I guess we're going to have to decline those as well. Bears and moose you can go ahead and send up at any time.

 

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EB-80/8inPA
On 1/4/2022 at 9:11 PM, ebinmaine said:

I'd estimate about 2 ft deep.

Next year you’ll be enjoying the lovely serenading of frogs.🐸

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SylvanLakeWH

3’ deep!!!

 

You better be prepared…

 

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Increased depth needs more resources…
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ebinmaine
3 hours ago, EB-80/8inPA said:

Next year you’ll be enjoying the lovely serenading of frogs.🐸

Here's hoping. 

 

Total water depth ended up being at least 3 feet.  

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ebinmaine

Trina snapped a picture of the early spring thaw..

 

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Oldskool
2 minutes ago, ebinmaine said:

Trina snapped a picture of the early spring thaw..

 

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Late season Polar Bear dip?

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ebinmaine
1 hour ago, Oldskool said:

Late season Polar Bear dip?

I'll jump in if you will..

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Another pic off BBT’s phone… apparently from yesterday’s swimming lesson…? :confusion-confused:

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ebinmaine
10 minutes ago, SylvanLakeWH said:


 

Another pic off BBT’s phone… 

 

Sure was nice of her to share that....

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Oldskool
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13 hours ago, ebinmaine said:

I'll jump in if you will..

I'll grab my tighty whities 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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Chestnut

Just seeing this thread. Nice pool and garden area. Had a swimming pool at the old house and the tree frogs used to surround it in the spring to serenade us. People would visit on a spring evening and ask what the heck it was. They lay thousands of eggs. Had early spring surgeries 3 of the past 4 years and was late getting the pool cover off. Swarms of tadpoles in the wcan't be silting up ater pooled on top of the cover. Sadly no survivors. New house is high and dry but a little pool near the brook bordering the MIL's garden would be nice. Probably get visits from the DEP, EPA, and so on. China lake and the other local ponds seem to have turned the corner on China Lake syndrome over the past decade or so, and nobody wants backsliding.

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ebinmaine
1 hour ago, Chestnut said:

a little pool near the brook bordering the MIL's garden would be nice. Probably get visits from the DEP, EPA, and so on

I'd bet if you just grabbed a shovel and went to working through the evenings no one would see it or realize it changed...

 

 

I'm actually already thinking about expanding this little pond when/if I get the excavator machine back for other work.   

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Oldskool
13 hours ago, ebinmaine said:

I'd bet if you just grabbed a shovel and went to working through the evenings no one would see it or realize it changed...

 

 

I'm actually already thinking about expanding this little pond when/if I get the excavator machine back for other work.   

Unless things have changed, it was no dig for 75ft from a brook or stream. No cut within 25ft. Without a permit. Also a pond the size of 1/10 of an acre can be dug without a permit.

 

 

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ebinmaine
14 minutes ago, Oldskool said:

Unless things have changed, it was no dig for 75ft from a brook or stream. No cut within 25ft. Without a permit. Also a pond the size of 1/10 of an acre can be dug without a permit.

 

 

I haven't looked up the statutes but that sounds about right.

 

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ebinmaine

We been working in the new garden site area tonight.

 

Trina stopped on the way home from work and picked up some baled soil.  

 

We tossed it in the trailer and hauled it down the paths to the area.  

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Trina was using her tractor with the mid mount grader blade to pluck out the big stuff and level the land. 

 

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Me and the Mama were using hand tools to get rocks sticks roots etc out. 

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Got quite a nice pile going and several smaller ones.  

 

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Lee1977
On 4/15/2022 at 7:05 PM, ebinmaine said:

We been working in the new garden site area tonight.

 

Trina stopped on the way home from work and picked up some baled soil.  

 

We tossed it in the trailer and hauled it down the paths to the area.  

IMG_20220415_184727.jpg.9f9aae276e4e9ac95816d022355c5f58.jpg

 

 

Trina was using her tractor with the mid mount grader blade to pluck out the big stuff and level the land. 

 

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Me and the Mama were using hand tools to get rocks sticks roots etc out. 

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Got quite a nice pile going and several smaller ones.  

 

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Green Acres, has Mr. Haney stop to sell you some good used farm equipment.

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ebinmaine
3 hours ago, Lee1977 said:

Green Acres, has Mr. Haney stop to sell you some good used farm equipment.

Hahahahahaha.  

 

Man I sure wish he would!

 

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Handy Don

Gives you a real appreciation of the ancestors clearing homesteads ALL by hand since their (and eventually your) life depended on it.

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ebinmaine
1 minute ago, Handy Don said:

Gives you a real appreciation of the ancestors clearing homesteads ALL by hand since their (and eventually your) life depended on it.

I've had that thought several times myself.

 

It's important to remember that we live in a literal glacier waste boulder field so we have a higher number of rocks than normal even for New England. 

That said, even if somebody was trying to clear half what we are by volume so that they could eek out some sort of a meager living in hopes that natural disasters would be leaving them alone...

Well, that's just a huge chance to be taken.

 

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ri702bill
2 hours ago, ebinmaine said:

Well, that's just a huge chance to be taken.

But... those before us saw it as "home" and the right thing to do...

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ebinmaine
10 minutes ago, ri702bill said:

But... those before us saw it as "home" and the right thing to do...

Yessir. 

A thought process I follow as well.  

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ebinmaine

Here's an update video and some pics of our new found wildlife. 

:lol:

 

 

 

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Trina moved a few trailer loads of loam with her mom, and @JCM 's Patti helping out filling the trailer at the top of the driveway.  

Pics on that tomorrow.  

 

 

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ebinmaine

Trina and her mom built us a bridge over the little output stream of the new frog pond in the new garden area. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rob J.
1 minute ago, ebinmaine said:

Trina and her mom built us a bridge over the little output stream of the new frog pond in the new garden area. 

 

 

 

 

 

BBT to the rescue once again! Excellent!

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ebinmaine

You can clearly see the new garden site. Nice and smooth. We've hauled close to half of the 10 yds of loam in there. 

 

 

 

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